This Robot Gives You Arms to Lift a Half-Ton

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This mean-looking machine from Sarcos Robotics is designed to give you superhuman strength. Its pair of seven-foot arms, each able to lift 500 pounds, is controlled with eerie smoothness by a human.

Sarcos CEO Ben Wolff was very clear about the philosophy behind creating machines that will give human workers superhuman strength:

To err may be human, but it’s really, really difficult to get a robot to be able to do all the kinds of analytics and decision-making that humans can do. The processor that we all have … is absolutely the best on the planet. So while there will always be error, the fact is that there will be even more error if we were solely relying on AI.

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